How to Sell?

1 Register

To feature in one of our online auctions, simply log in or create a free account at www.adabla.com/register

2 Consign or request a valuation

Fill in the Consign or valuation request form. Select the auction where you’d like to sell your items. Describe your lot as best as possible, and add clear images.

3 Lot (s) approved

Adabla will send you an acknowledgment and a confirmation message once your lot (s) has been approved and is to be scheduled for sale at auction or is suitable for an alternative method.

What is a consignment contract? What does it contain?

If you want to sell an item on Adabla , you normally hand your property over to us to be listed at auction or placed in our online shop. Adabla then assumes responsibility for insurance and liability of all items. In order to do this, we draw up a consignment contract for you to sign and return to us.

As well as contractual terms, your consignment contract also states the estimated value and starting price for your item.

How do I arrange shipping?

Adabla can help you arrange to have your property delivered to the Adabla location where it will be offered. For assistance, please contact your nearest Adabla office. As the consignor, you are responsible for packing, shipping and insurance charges.

When can I expect payment?

For sold lots, we will send payment within 40 days from the day of the sale, provided we are in receipt of the buyer’s payment. Your payment will be based on the hammer price less a commission and any agreed-upon expenses.

What happens if my lot doesn’t sell?

If bidding on your item fails to reach the reserve price, we will not sell the piece at auction. Some consignors choose to take back their work(s), while others decide to offer it in a later auction or through private sales. We will contact you to discuss the best course of action. Charges that were agreed pre-sale will be invoiced immediately after the sale (for example, shipping and handling costs) and in the event that a lot does not sell, the reserve price is used to determine certain fees.

You can either decide to re-list your property in an upcoming auction, or place it on sale in our online shop. Items in our online shop are for immediate sale at a fixed price. However, depending on market conditions, prices in our online shop can be lower than the prices that items could fetch at auction.

How does Adabla determine the auction that will include my property?

If bidding on your item fails to reach the reserve price, we will not sell the piece at auction. Some consignors choose to take back their work(s), while others decide to offer it in a later auction or through private sales. We will contact you to discuss the best course of action. Charges that were agreed pre-sale will be invoiced immediately after the sale (for example, shipping and handling costs) and in the event that a lot does not sell, the reserve price is used to determine certain fees.

You can either decide to re-list your property in an upcoming auction, or place it on sale in our online shop. Items in our online shop are for immediate sale at a fixed price. However, depending on market conditions, prices in our online shop can be lower than the prices that items could fetch at auction.

How can I find out what's for sale?

  1. Browse our auction catalogues on Adabla.com from your computer or mobile device.
  2. View Upcoming Auctions
  3. Register to receive e-mail alerts so that you never miss a sale.

How do I register to bid?

You can register on adabla.com by selecting Register to Bid. You will be taken to a page with a list of forthcoming events and, once you identify the desired auction, click on the Register to Bid button for the selected event. Additionally, the detailed page for each auction gives the option to register. You must complete your application 24 hours prior to the auction to be included in the bidding.

If you require further assistance while registering to bid, please contact us using the information provided below:

London: +44(0) 20 711 72086, admin@adabla.com

How do I place a bid?

There are three ways to bid at Adabla. You will be prompted to select your preferred bidding method when you click Register to Bid.

  1. Place your bids in real time via Live auction or BID now.
  2. Register to Telephone Bid with an Adabla representative. Please check the “telephone” box on the form.
  3. Submit an Absentee Bid online by completing an Absentee bid form four hours prior to the sale.

If successful, our Post Sale Service teams will be happy to assist you with payment as well as the collection or shipment of your purchase.

How do I pay for my purchase?

Payment is due within seven days after the auction
Successful bidders in the live broadcast auction and timed auction must log in to their account and can choose to pay via debit / credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

How will I receive my property?

Property is shipped to the address you provided during your registration process within five days of receiving your payment.

Important: The winning bidder will be responsible for handling and shipping cost to his delivery address.  Following a purchase, we will send you a comprehensive shipping quote. Please make sure to check each item's location before bidding.

When will I receive payment?

Adabla transfers payment up to 40 days following the end of the auction or the sale of your item in our online shop, provided the buyer’s payment has been processed and no items purchased in the online shop have been returned.

Will Adabla disclose my personal details?

No, your details are safe with us and will not be disclosed to third parties as a matter of principle. Our auctions are organised and run by Adabla Ltd , you do not appear as the seller and do not have to handle enquiries from potential buyers.

As a buyer, How much commission will I pay?

Buyer's premium

A buyer’s premium is added to the hammer or winning price. The buyer’s premium of the hammer price is 10 % + VAT and royalty resale right where applicable. If the hammer price is higher than 30,000, the buyer’s premium becomes progressively less.

The following rates of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Buyer's Premium Rates
15% on the first £29,000 of the Hammer Price
13% from £30,000 to £99,000 the Hammer Price
5% from £100,000 of the Hammer Price

What's the difference between selling at auction and in the Shop?

At Adabla, you can choose to sell your items either at auction or in our online shop.

As a rule, you can expect your items to sell for a higher price at auction. However, there is of course no guarantee that people will bid.

Items placed on sale in our online shop have a fixed price, set by our experts in consultation with you.

Can't find the answer to your question here?

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us by phone or email. Our customer service team will be happy to answer your questions and make the process of selling with Adabla as easy and rewarding as possible.

Email us at us admin@adabla.com or call us at +44 (0)20711 72086. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm.

How to buy?

  1. Log in or register Before you can bid, you must log in. First time users will need to register and create a free account
  2. Explore and find your desired item in the auction catalogue.
  3. Watch the auction 'live' and place your bids on your favourite lots   Place an absentee bid: If you are unable to bid personally on the day of the auction you can make an absentee bid online by filling in our absentee bid form Alternatively you can explore and bid live at our 24/7 Timed Auction
  4. Pay securely through Adabla   Your item is sent to you within five days of receiving your payment

What type of payments do you accept?

Successful bidders in the live broadcast auction and timed auction must log in to their account and choose to pay via debit / credit card, PayPal or bank transfer to our clients account.

What is the seller’s commission

Our standard seller’s commission is 10% plus VAT on the winning bid. Each lot is subject to a minimum commission charge of £30. Commission fees are used for extensively promoting our auctions, among other things. Adabla charges a flat rate of 2.5% to cover your property against any loss or damage during transit period where applicable.

When can I expect payment for the sale of my item?

Provided payment has been received from the buyer, we will pay net sale proceeds (the hammer price less the vendor’s commission and sale-related expenses) to the seller 30 calendar days after the auction, by way of cheque or bank transfer together with a detailed statement. All payments are made in pound sterling, unless otherwise instructed. We'll notify you once the buyer has transferred payment to Adabla. Only then should you ship the items, making sure to do so within 5 working days.

What happens if my lot doesn’t sell?

If bidding on your item fails to reach the reserve price, we will not sell the piece at auction. Some consignors choose to take back their work(s), while others decide to offer it in a later auction or through private sales. We will contact you to discuss the best course of action.

You can either decide to re-list your property in an upcoming auction, or place it on sale in our online shop. Items in our online shop are for immediate sale at a fixed price. However, depending on market conditions, prices in our online shop can be lower than the prices that items could fetch at auction.

Can I still offer the consigned item for sale on my website or elsewhere?

No. Once you have agreed to sell your item in our auction, it will be an exclusive listing with Adabla.com